Many people confuse wrist sprains with wrist tendonitis, but both are very different conditions. Wrist sprains affect the ligaments in your wrist that connect one bone to another. On the other hand, wrist tendonitis affects the tendons in your wrist that connect bones to muscles.
Your wrist is surrounded by tendons that are exerted each time you use your hand. Repetitive use of the wrist can cause the tendons around your wrist joint, especially those that cross each other, or those that pass over prominent bones, to become irritated. As a result, the tendon sheath swells, causing inflammation and pain.
Wrist tendonitis is a common health problem that our doctors in Aventura pain management clinic deal with, owing to the fact that the wrist is one of the most commonly overused joints in the body.
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